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Ryan Whitworth
2023 MFA Directing Ryan Whitworth

About Ryan

Ryan is a Sydney based, Indigenous and LGBTQIA+ identifying Director and Drama educator. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Diploma of Education from Macquarie University and is currently studying an MFA in Directing at NIDA. His directorial work includes Venus in Fur (Actors Centre Australia and NIDA), Cheats and Liars - Jawbreakers Music Video (Triple J), Desire a Kabarett (NIDA), I’m not Inspirational (PACT Residency) and How to Win a Plebiscite as part of the Festival of Emerging Artists (NIDA).

Ryan’s Assistant Directing credits include Picnic at Hanging Rock (NIDA) The Job I took (Triple J), The Stratford Drama Arts Festival (UK) and co-collaborator on the Taming of the Shrew (Greater School’s Program, Globe Theatre UK). During his time as an education practitioner, Ryan was the Indigenous Liaison Officer for Drama NSW and the Head of Creative Arts in a Western Sydney school.

He directed a number of High School productions including Romeo and Juliet, Antigone: An Immersive Experience, Connections and Oneness (an Indigenous Reading, Drama NSW).